At 3947, Delhi records highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases


The country reported 15,968 positive cases and 465 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The country also saw 418 deaths in the last 24 hours, which pushed its death toll to 14,894, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,39,010, followed by Delhi at 66,602, Tamil Nadu at 64,603, Gujarat at 28,371, Uttar Pradesh at 18,893, Rajasthan at 15,627 and West Bengal at 14,728, the ministry data said. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the district stood at 4,507, including 3,344 discharged cases and 211 fatalities.

Across the world, there have now been 9,263,570 confirmed cases reported as of Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, the national capital's confirmed coronavirus cases reached 62,655. But, experts point that it is too early to label Delhi has crossed a milestone in the fight against Covid-19. 1,888 people have recovered, and there have been 22 deaths. The United States- epicentre of the pandemic - has reported 23 lakh cases and 1.2 lakh deaths.

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The western state of Maharashtra remains the most-affected in India, accounting for 139,010 cases - around a third of the total.

With this, India has registered over 14,000 cases for the sixth day in a row. Since then, 3 million test samples have been taken from 2.43 million people in the city, a senior municipal health official said on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Chandigarh has risen to 415 including six deaths and 322 cured cases. Beijing reported seven cases, down from 13, while the two other cases were reported in neighboring Hebei province and three were listed as having been brought from overseas by Chinese travelers. A total of 75,60,782 tests have been done ny the ICMR till June 24. More than 7.5 million tests were conducted in the country by Wednesday.

44 new virus cases and four deaths on Tuesday.